Illinois becomes first state in America to go backward on school choice
"School choice in Illinois is dead. For now. The teachers unions were on a warpath to kill Illinois’ small tax-credit scholarship program and their Democratic allies weren’t willing to cross them. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, House Speaker Chris Welch and Senate President Don Harmon failed to call a bill to a vote this week to extend the program and with that, the Invest in Kids Act sunsets at the end of this year." Read more here at Wirepoints.org.
The Wall Street Journal weighed in on the demise of school choice in Illinois here.
Nearly 10,000 mostly low-income children will now lose scholarships that made it possible for them to attend a better-fit school, with tens of thousands more on waitlists to do the same. Congratulations, Illinois teacher's unions and politicians beholden to them.